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Egypt may disband Muslim Brotherhood
Agencies
Cairo, July 12, 2013
First Published: 00:54 IST(12/7/2013)
Last Updated: 00:56 IST(12/7/2013)

Egypt on Thursday said it may disband the Muslim Brotherhood if a probe finds that the previously outlawed Islamist group stored weapons in its headquarters.

The Insurance and Social Affairs Ministry said that the General Department for Associations and the Management of Legal Affairs is scheduled to hold a meeting within a maximum of 10 days in which they will consider whether the Muslim Brotherhood should be dissolved, the Egypt Independent reported quoting an official source from the ministry.

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